The prime accused of Uggratara Devalaya idol theft case, Azizul Ali escaped from Latasil Police custody on Saturday.
Ali who hails from Barama in Assam’s Baksa district was arrested on June 19.
According to reports, Ali absconded from the police custody while he was taken to his resident in Juripar in the city for investigation purpose.
The idol of Uggratara Develaya was stolen on November last year and the idol was recovered from Chamata in Nalbari district on May 1 by Golaghat police, nearly four and a half months after it was being stolen. On May 2, Guwahati police handed over the idol to Uggratara temple management committee.